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C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I ABlack PressWednesday, March 18, 2015Agreement#40110541Editorial Page 9 Entertainment Page 13Sports/stats Page 3136 pages in one sectionGERMAN ROMANTICSConcert by SPO Chamber Players and Chorus. Page 137x2.5Davis3.125x1.2DimockCouple faced nightmare experience in MexicoSooke couple deals with costly medical emergency Pirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorThe ambulance parked in front of Kelly and Paul DeRoccos home on Anna Marie Road signals some sort of medical emergency. It was. Kelly and Paul had just returned from a nightmare experi-ence in Mexico and the stress has left her vul-nerable to heart palpi-tations. That was what she was experiencing on March 11 just days after returning from what was supposed to be a 10th wedding anni-versary trip.Kelly was diagnosed with a condition called SVT 15 years ago and has taken pills ever since with no occur-rence until her trip to Playa del Carmen in Mexico at the end of February. Thats when the nightmare began.After going for a swim, after two glori-ous days of having a lot of fun, Kelly started get-ting heart palpitations. You need to call the doctor, said Kelly to Paul.Her heart rate was close to 200 beats per minute and this lasted more than 50 minutes before she made it to the closest hospital about five minutes from the hotel. Kelly said her heart condition hadnt caused her any prob-lems in the past but as she is getting older it can worsen. Kelly is in her mid-40s.That level is danger-ous, it could turn into a heart attack, she said.Thats when she real-ized that her life was worth just $2,000 US. The couple had pur-chased travel insur-ance, as they had done so many times in the past, but the private hospital they went to would not accept any insurance cards. They demanded the $2,000 up front even before a doctor would see her. It was up to the cou-ple to get reimbursed by the insurance company once they arrived home. Luckily their credit card went through and she was admitted. I dont remember too much, said Kelly. It was discovered she had tachycardia caused by dehydration. Her heart rate was stabi-lized and her enzymes brought down and her hospital stay extended for another 24 hours because of the risk of a heart attack. Another $1,000. They never thought they would have to fork out for insurance - never told they would have to pay in advance. Phone calls to the phone num-bers on the back of the insurance card were unreachable, the ser-vice unacceptable.All Kelly wanted was to go home.Thats what were trying to get through to people, said Paul. Some Mexican hospi-tals wont accept insur-ance cards - only cash or credit card as in this case.Their final bill at the hospital was $3,189.00 USD. They were not going to discharge Kelly until the final amount was paid in full. They had money for a second week at the all-inclusive resort but that went to pay the medical bills. So they were stuck. No money, no place to stay and no flight out on Air Transat until the 14th of March.They were told they would have to find their own way home if they couldnt made the March 14 flight. Need-less to say, they will not fly with Air Transat ever again.In the end it was WestJet that came to the rescue. The couple had Westjet dollars saved for a flight to Toronto in the summer and they were able to use these and another $900 to fly home to Vic-toria.At WestJet they said, dont worry, well get you home, said Paul. A stewardess named Katrina, when told of their ordeal, gave them a $500 credit towards their Toronto flight. The stewardess said that, as WestJet employees we can do this.Now I wont deal with anyone else, said Paul of WestJet.It caused a lot of anxiety, I got a lot of grey hairs over it and I dont want others to go through this, said Kelly.The story isnt about the money, they said, it is about the need to be informed.They want people to be aware that just because they have travel insurance it doesnt mean they are covered. Its not the insurance, its the hos-pitals.They have been helped by people and find it hard to take rather than give as they usually do.Were not used to it, its hard to accept any-thing, said Paul.Kelly said it has always been just her and Paul and they get by.Its life, she said. It happens.For now they are tak-ing it easy, trying not to worry and stress them-selves out. They hope they have opened peo-ples eyes to what can happen and most of all they are apprecia-tive of our medical sys-tem where they have to treat you no matter what.Here they have to treat you no matter what, in Mexico they dont care, my life was worth $2,000. I wont travel out of the coun-try anymore, said Kelly.I hope our experi-ence has opened peo-ples eyes, said Paul.Pirjo Raits photoPaul and Kelly DeRocco try to fill out all of the paperwork after they were faced with unexpected medical expenses when they learned some Mexican hospitals will not deal with medical insurance. In Mexico they dont care, my life was worth $2,000.--Kelly DeRoccoClassifieds 27 75Shelly@ShellyDavis.cawww.ShellyDavis.caShelly Davis778-352-3535Ellen Bergerud250-818-6441#1 Real Estate Company in Canada for Sales last 4 Consecutive YearsLorenda Simms250-217-5787EllenBergerud@Shaw.caRealEstateSooke.comLorendaSimms@gmail.comLorendaSimms.com 1 acre built 2006 w/Year round creek Suite deal $445,000 Details ShellyDavis.ca2.54 Acres on the edge of Point No Points Crashing Surf + Beauti -ful Home with Suite. Call Ellen.Open Sat 1-3 Waterfront!Investors 3 Living Spaces for Extended Family Rental Revenue, Huge Yard B&B Potenti al. Call LorendaSooke Offi ce: #1B-6631 Sooke Rd.Seaview Business Centre250.642.6361Sooke is Selling!2015 Sooke Home Sales: 532014 Sooke Home Sales: 300TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORprocessThis and ThaTWild ARC Open HouseDo you know where sick, injured and orphaned wildlife can get help in your com-munity? BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) helps distressed wild animals get back on their paws, claws and wings all year long, but theres only one time of year when commu-nity members can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at wildlife reha-bilitation in action.Wild ARCs Open House will take place between noon and 4 p.m. on March 28 and March 29 tour reser-vations are required, visit spca.bc.ca/tour-wildarc2015 to reserve. There is no charge for this family friendly event, but gifts of food and supplies to help care for the animals are much appreciated and a wish list is pro-vided with registration. Wild ARC is located at 1020 Malloch Road in Metchosin. Only 1,000 guests can be accom-modated during the two-day event, so reserve a spot today. Things to consider As daylight savings time is here, the Insur-ance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reminds people about maintenance as we move into spring.IBCs top 10 things to do as daylight saving time begins are:1. Test and maintain your smoke detectors.Change batteries at least twice a year.2. Check your CO detectors.3. Review your fam-ilys emergency plan.Ensure that you have a plan that works, and review it with family members to remind them what to do and where to go in case of an emergency.4.Update your emer-gency kit.5. Check your first-aid kit and replace any missing supplies.6. Have your fuel-burning appliances inspected by a trained professional.7. Check your chim-ney and vents.Have a professional inspect these to ensure that everything is con-nected and in good con-dition and that nothing is blocked.8. Check your cars tire pressure and fluid levels, and make sure all lights and signals are working.9. Update your home inventory.10. Review your home insurance policy.If you have ques-tions, contact your insurance representa-tive. For further infor-mation, consumers can contact IBCs Con-sumer Information Cen-tre (1-844-2ASK-IBC).Bike Park Grand OpeningSEAPARC and its partners will be cele-brating the grand open-ing of the new Sooke Bike Park and Hike & Bike Connector Trail on March 28 from 12 - 2 p.m. The new bike park and trail creates the opportunity forpeople to be active and foster a connection with nature. The project was made possible through a $75,000 grant from the CRD through the Active Transportation Innovative infrastruc-ture Funding Program with SEAPARC, the Dis-trict of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area as participants. SEAPARC committed a further $24,000 to the project. When complete, the bike park will include a pump track, a circular hard-dirt surface with hills, and trail access that stretches from the end of Throup Road to SEAPARC. Pirjo Raits photoart patrons had an opportunity to view works of some of the areas artists. aivars Logins carvings of salmon drew a lot of attention.Got News? Call the editor at 250-642-5752 or email: edi-tor@sookenewsmirror-com. Do you have a travel photo taken with the Mirror or a stunning Photo of the Week.? Send a good quality jpeg photo to the edi-tor.2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORprocessSUPERSPECIALS250-642-65096852 West Coast RoadSooke, BC V9Z 0V2www.sookemarinecentre.comSales, Service & Parts for all Outboard and SterndrivesSave Your Back Buy a NEW Trailer Jack!Standing Cedars AcupunctureCommunity ClinicMarch treatment SALE!3 for $55 or 6 for $100standingcedars.ca 250-893-5621Inside Sooke Yoga at The Hope CentreSee our services & prices at:www.sookesoil.comCome seeus for: Garden wastedrop-off Soil & Mulches Compost & Manure Decorative Rock Sand & AggregatesSpring/Summer HoursStarted March 1Open Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pmSunday 10am-2pm2810 Ramsden Road (in the 3300 block of Otter Point Road, a block west of Sooke Business Park)NOWWestburn Garden Centre2036 Idlemore RoadLocally owned & operated250-642-4689 Fruit Trees Rhodos & MaplesVeggies Pansies & ViolasOpen 7 Days! Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 NEW ARRIVALS! Westburn Westburn Garden CentreGarden CentreLots of in store specials!!Westburn Garden CentreNew inventory arriving weeklyLots of Deer Tolerant Plants!$$ FREE MONEY $$Bottle Drives!!! * Free Pick up for Bottle Drives* FULL REFUND forAll Beverage Containers* Immediate PaymentPlease call to arrange date & time.SOOKE BOTTLE DEPOT250-216-6315250-744-8906 name of organizationcontact persons (2) names & phone#BONUS PRIZE: 6 hr cruise for 6 persons on the Duchess of Sooke value $500.00Bonus Prize can be used to increase profi ts for your organization by way of raffl e, auction or to reward your volunteersCut this ad out and return to driverto be eligible for Bonus Prize Draw$$ FREE MONEY $$Bottle Drives!!! * Free Pick up for Bottle Drives* FULL REFUND forAll Beverage Containers* Immediate PaymentPlease call to arrange date & time.SOOKE BOTTLE DEPOT250-216-6315250-744-8906 name of organizationcontact persons (2) names & phone#BONUS PRIZE: 6 hr cruise for 6 persons on the Duchess of Sooke value $500.00Bonus Prize can be used to increase profi ts for your organization by way of raffl e, auction or to reward your volunteersCut this ad out and return to driverto be eligible for Bonus Prize Draw$$ FREE MONEY $$Bottle Drives!!!250-216-63152039 Idlemore , SookeAll proceeds to EMCS Society Play andLearn Camp and the EMCS Student Acti viti esSookes First Community Scrabble TournamentSaturday, March 28th, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.@ Edward Milne Community SchoolFor more informati on and to pre-register phone theEMCS Society Program o ce @ (250) 642-6371Take this coupon to the designated local retailer and start getting your kit together today! Offer runs from March 18 to June 17, 2015. Have your coupon signed by cashier, retain for next items. Only one coupon per customer please.SOOKE HOME HARDWARE - LifeStraw Personal and Martin Butane Stove on Special: See HH Ad at back of this paper for more great deals! (6626 Sooke Rd. 250-642-6366) Cashier sign: _______________________________________MIDWAY DISTRIBUTORS - 20% off: Any size tarp, tarp clips, rope. 1 only: Solar-charged LED flashlight & USB power supply $30, reg. price: $42.95 (2074 Anna Marie Rd. 250-642-5201) Cashier sign: _______________________________VILLAGE FOODS MARKETS - 2 Serving Wise Company brand dehydrated meal pouches - 20% off - a good selection - Just add hot water (see stove above). (6661 Sooke Rd. 250-642-2734) Cashier sign: ___________________________________________________SHOPPERS DRUG MART Family First Aid kit $5 off - $24.99 , Reg. $29.99 + 1 Free Pack Presidents Choice Water w each First Aid Kit purchased! (4000-6660 Sooke Rd. 250-642-5229) Cashier sign: ______________________________TOTAL PREPARE INC. - 15% of their product line. A great selection of Disaster and Survival / Recovery supplies for your families needs. (48 Crease Ave. Victoria 778-265-5331) Cashier sign: _______________________________________FIELDS - 20% flashlights and lanterns. (6660 Sooke Rd., (250) 642-4455)Cashier sign: ___________________________________________________Your Disaster Preparedness Gettin My Kit Together CouponShirley Community Association Spring Craft FairSunday, March 17, 201310:00 am to 4:00 pmShirley Community HallArtisans, Crafters, Baked Goods, Great FoodShirley Community Association Spring Craft FairSunday, March 17, 201310:00 am to 4:00 pmShirley Community HallArtisans, Crafters, Baked Goods, Great FoodSunday, March 22, 201510:00 am to 4:00 pmSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3SALMON WALKON SATURDAY, MARCH 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., see something fishy at the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre, 2895 Sooke River Rd.DEMONSTRATION HATCHERY AND display with a CRD naturalist.TAKE A HIKE MARCH 26, ADULT Cougar Ridge hike from Roche Cove Regional Park along the Cedar Grove Trail to one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the region. Return via the Galloping Goose Trail. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. JOIN A CRD Regional Parks naturalist on the hike. WEAR STURDY SHOES and bring water and a lunch. Free vent but please pre-register by calling 250-478-3344.CORRECTIONIN A STORY on page 5 in the March 11 edition of the Sooke News Mirror our proof readers missed the misspelling of Peter Wilfords name. We apologize for the error. Sorry Pete. UpSookeThumbs UpPirjo Raits photosCAMERAS ROLLINGThe Sooke Harbour House will be occupied for the next two weeks with crews and actors working on a Hallmark movie of the week, The Last Resort. The name of the inn will become the Maple Bay Resort for the film.The television movie is being directed by Michael M. Scott and produced by Harvey Kahn. SOOKE MIDGET A won 4-3 against Terrace last weekend in Dawson Creek, lost against Okanagan 6-0 they played Cranbrook Mar. 17, and won 4-1 and advance to the cross-overs.IMDb photosPaul Johansson, left and Teri Polo on the right.Pirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorIts lights, camera, action along Whiffin Spit Road as film crews take over the Sooke Harbour House. The Last Resort stars Paul Johansson and Teri Polo, both well known actors with a lot of film credits.Johansson is an American-Canadian actor who grew up in Kelowna and starred as Dan Scott in One Tree Hill, as Nick Wolfe in the Highlander and as John Sears in 90210, to name just a few of his roles.Polo, is best known for her role as Pam Focker in Meet the Par-ents, the series of mov-ies about the Fockers. She also starred in The Fosters television series and in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.Director Michael M. Scott has a along list of film credits which include the TV series Cedar Grove, Unsolved Mysteries; movies such as Bridal Wave, Along Came a Nanny, Hitched for the Holidays, Heav-enly Match and dozens more.Focus on filmThe Last ResortMovie of the Week being filmed in SookeRE/MAX CAMOSUN WESTSIDE My advertising will be changing. I am not sure how this will look stay tuned! Did you know I have been very busy the last few months, there are a lot of Buyers who recognize that it is a perfect time to buy a home. All we need is new lists. Thinking of sell-ing please call me!ARDEN Living Sooke... Loving Sooke Selling Sooke! 250.642.5050 DR. SEGALS COMPRESSION SOCKSDebbie SullivanPEOPLES DRUG MART... Where People Come FirstPEOPLEFIRSTCedar Grove Centre I 250.642.2226PEOPLES DRUG MART ...Where people come first.New line of compressions socks now in store. We have socks for Travel, Energy, Running, Golf, Maternity and everyday use. They all have a compression of 15-20mmHg and are very easy to put on. They are available in in both mens & womens sizes.Dr. Segals compression socks come in plain black and white, as well as solid colors and funky colors such as Argyle and Leopard prints (my favorite!).Just a reminder... our walking club starts up again on Wednesday, April 1.4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORSubmitted photoBooks, books, booksThe 1st Sooke Guide unit collected over 1,000 books to help the Book Bin Program and Sooke Literacy. 2015 Sooke Fall Fair plans in the worksThe Sooke Fall Fair planning is well under way and this year we are encouraging our communities to take responsibility for their soil by keeping gar-bage out of the land-fills, keeping their land-scapes and ditches clear of garbage, and being creative in reus-ing and recycling in various ways. These include ways to use your food so there is zero waste, whether it be stew, shepherds pie, soup, compost or food for your chickens and other animals you may have. We are encouraging folks to sew using recy-cled fabrics or update or recreate new styles with secondhand or just plain tired clothing. Put your creative mind to work. There are great opportunities here to use your compost to grow the largest pump-kin, zucchini, or sun-flower. You choose and enjoy great prizes.We are also embrac-ing light which includes not only the warmth, growing and glow-ing of the sun but also technology. With this in mind there will be opportunity for youth in the Science Center at the fall fair this year. We are also looking at having solar car races (toys of course). We at the fall fair have always been a conscientious group with great care to reuse and recycle. We no longer use throw away plates and cups and we compost our food waste and recycle when needed. Watch for our cata-logue with many more opportunities to try out your skills. We look forward to seeing you at the fair. Dig out some of your favourite recipes or look through some of your old family recipe books and research how families used up leftovers in creative ways and look at sub-mitting your recipe at the fair. We are also looking for someone to head up our art section. Our outgoing section head is more than willing to train and help out the newcomer.Ellen LewersPresident Sooke Fall FairThurs Mar 19ODTODDLERTIMEAt the Sooke Library 10:30 to 11 a.m.,Hands-on activities for ages 18-36 months. Register at 250-642-3022.ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC 10-11 a.m. Registration required. 250-642-8000.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCRIBBAGE 7 P.M.BINGOSrs Drop-In Centre, 12:45-3 p.m. Sooke Community HallBABYTIMEOn the first Thursday of each month, 2 p.m. Sooke Library.BOOKS FOR BREAKFASTEarly literacy for ages 2-4, CASA 10 a.m.COMPUTER HELPDrop-in at the Port Renfrew Comm. Ctre, at 2 p.m. Learn the basics. No registration required.Fri Mar 20italVITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke 8-11 p.m. SOOKE SENIORS BUSLunch and shopping trips to Victoria. Call June 250-642-2032 for information.DROP IN HOCKEYSEAPARC, 7 to 8:15 p.m. all ages.SACRED CHANT CIRCLE7:30 p.m. Sooke Yoga & Wellness, Hope Centre. 6750 West Coast Road.Mon Mar 23 & TOT DROP-IN Child, Youth, & Family Centre, 9:30-11. 250 642-5152.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.SOOKE SENIORS BUSAyre Manor Residents trips.DROP IN HOCKEYAt SEAPARC, all ages from 3 to 3:50 p.m.SPRING BREAK IS OVERSchool is back in on Mar 23.Sun Mar 22YACANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9-12:30 p.m., $5, kids welcome.Blue Grass Music, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. All ages are welcome.Drop in pool tournament every second Sunday.Wed Mar 25WALKING GROUPPeoples Drug Mart hosts a walking club, 9:15 a.m.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m.Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. NASCAR POOLMeet and Pick, Sooke Legion 7 p.m.Sat Mar 21OYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.THE GERMAN ROMANTICSSooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Chorus concert 7:30 P.M. Sooke Community Hall. COFFEE HOUSEDavid Nigel Lloyd, Holy Trinity, 9 p.m.Community CalendarCOMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercialand free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.SHOPPERSDRUG MART250-642-5229Tues Mar 24BABY TALKPostpartum Emotions. At the Child, Youth and Family Centre, from 10-11:30 a.m. 250-642-5464.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:308:00 p.m. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.STORYTIMEAges 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. Sooke Library. Free but call 250-642-3022 to register CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS7:15 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.WOMENS CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSooke Harbour House Potlatch Rm. 7-9 p.m. Ongoing every 2nd Tuesday of the month.Child, Youth & Family Centre aka. CASA: 6672 Wadams WayFamily Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray RdKnox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdMuseum: 2070 Phillips RdPeoples Drug Mart: 8-6716 Sooke RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips RdSt. Rose of Lima Catholic Church: 2191 Townsend RdSooke Seniors Bus: $15 annual membership. 250-642-4662Municipal Hall: 2205 Otter Point Rd Sooke Community Hall: 2037 Sheilds Rd.Directory: Where to find what4 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: info@sooke.cawebsite: www.sooke.caFor the public meeting schedule on the Financial Plan or Council and Committee meetings, please visitthe District of Sooke website at www.sooke.caUpcoming Public MeetingsPROPOSED 2015-2019FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLANDo you want more information onhow your property taxes are spent?The District of Sooke will be holding a series of public meetings to develop the 2015 annual budget, the ve-year nancial plan and the 2015 property tax rate. The next scheduled meeting on the proposed 2015-2019 Five Year Financial Plan will be:Regular Council MeetingPublic Hearing 6509 Sooke RoadMonday, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 pmCommittee of the Whole MeetingMonday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00 pmPlan to attend the upcoming budget meetings so that your Council can hear from the electors rst hand.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5The Golden years require an abundance of emotional strength and courage. Body parts start failing or hurting and all the con-fidence gained in life is required to carry on. The more health diminishes the more vulnerable we become. The local community of Sooke is a caring place for our large number of seniors - 70 to over 100-years-of-age. Help is available and it is important to reach out when assis-tance is first required. This is available to anyone after surgery, recovering from an ill-ness or seniors who stay in their home. Sooke Loan Cup-board (in the C o m m u n i t y Hall) will supply basic mobility aids, wheel-chairs, crutches, bath-room and bathing sup-plies. This is non-profit run by long serving vol-unteers who depend on donations. It is impor-tant that those who borrow the aids return them when no longer needed. The inventory is costly and the ser-vice is very generous. The Loan Cupboard will also supply trans-portation. The volun-teer drivers are insured and they carry third party insurance. Volun-teers are welcomed as help is always needed. Leave a message at 250-389-4607 for loans or 250-389-4661 for trans-portation.Access to nutri-tious meals is often required. Sooke is blessed to have one of the last vol-unteer Meals on Wheels services still available in the community after 47 years. Each month May Anderson (20 year serving member) and the local group of about 50 volunteers provide meals for approx. 60 shut-ins and people alone. The very careful shopping by the buy-ers allow the cooks to provide a bowl of soup, bun, protein, starch and two vegetables for $5 delivered. The volunteer cooks and drivers alternate shifts from the Sooke Com-munity Hall kitchen on the first and third Mon-day - second and fourth Wednesday and Friday. The billing and calen-dars are sent to clients once each month. Call 250-642-2184 for service or to volunteer. The more volunteers the less time required.The Sooke Cri-sis and Refer-ral Centre on Church Road was started in 1989 to pro-vide emergency help for people in need. It was operated by paid staff but is now run by seven or eight volun-teers. They provide cof-fee and a warm place daily Monday to Fri-day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soup is supplied on Tuesdays for 20 to 30 people. Donations of mens clothing are always needed, as are cash and food dona-tions. The volunteers help with bus tickets and whatever they can but also direct clients to other agencies who may offer support. The centre is able to stay available with a grant from Victims Services, the provincial govern-ment and the District of Sooke. This also allows a victim service worker to cover the area from Beecher Bay to Port Renfrew. Call 250-642-0215. All above num-bers are available in the classified pages of the Sooke News Mirror. There would be a huge defi-cit in our lives without the volunteers who give so much. A lovely poem called A R i p p l e s Reach speaks to the importance of stay-ing connected and the difference we can make in others lives: There is beauty in the moment when we first realize we are not alone. Knowing with each soul we touch, we link ourselves to the next one and change their story. If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours!Shirley LoweVancouver Island First Nations gather for summitProtection of the environment is a num-ber one priority for the TSou-ke First Nation said Chief Gordon Planes.On March 25 and 26, over 50 First Nations communities will con-nect at an event orga-nized by the TSou-ke First Nation around marine safety and risk reduction.Recognizing the increasing level and pace of resource development happen-ing along B.C.s coast, TSou-ke Nation Chief, Gordon Planes saw a need to bring Island rep-resentatives together and consider opportu-nities and risks.Its all about what Kinder Morgan is doing to us, its all about infor-mation. We intervened in the Kinder Morgan process, said Planes. The environment is number one. If were not looking at it, its an accident waiting to happen. It worries us look at how beauti-ful this place is.The TSou-ke Nation Marine Safety and Risk Reduction Sum-mit will be a forum to share ideas about marine safety, as well as habitat protection and restoration in the context energy devel-opment and a growth in employment and training opportunities for West Coast First Nations.The Summit will fea-ture a series of work-shops led by represen-tatives from federal and provincial govern-ments, as well as rel-evant non-government agencies and training bodies. Participants will also receive hands on spill response train-ing from the West-ern Canada Marine Response Corporation.One delegate from each Island First Nation community is invited to attend the Summit. In this way, it will also be an opportunity for integra-tion and strategy devel-opment among First Nations in the region.The Summit is free for Island First Nations delegates to attend, but registration is required. For more informa-tion about the event, visitwww.tsouke.com.The TSou-ke Marine Safety and Risk Reduc-tion Summit is hosted by the TSou-ke Nation, with the financial sup-port of the Major Proj-ects Management Office West (MPMO West). MPMO- West is a new office of the federal government, report-ing to the Minister of Natural Resources and intended to serve as an avenue for First Nations to engage with Government of Can-ada on issues related to West Coast energy infrastructure develop-ment.File photoTSou-ke First Nation Chief Gordon PlanesLater Life rambLingsShirley LoweSingle parents get more supportThe Government of B.C. is announcing a sig-nificant change to the income and disability assis-tance program that will help single parents secure a meaningful job by allowing them to stay on assis-tance for up to 12 months while they train for their new job.Governments $24.5-million investment over five years helps ensure all British Columbians have an opportunity to benefit from B.C.s strong and growing economy and transition into the work-force with skills and training that align with todays labour market demands.Single parents on income assistance who are ready to find employment often face obstacles that most of us dont experience: Paying for day care before your first paycheck arrives, buying supplies or a bus pass, even registration costs for school. Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Devel-opment and Social Innovation.This major program change recognizes how challenging it can be as a single parent, especially when transitioning into the workforce. Under the new Single Parent Employment Initiative, more than 16,000 single parents on income and disabil-ity assistance will also have access to a range of supports that will help break down the barriers they often face when trying to find a full-time job, including: Tuition and education costs for approved training programs that last up to 12 months for in-demand jobs. Transportation costs to and from school. Full child-care costs during training.Upon completion of their training, single par-ents who are eligible for a child-care subsidy will continue to have their full child-care costs covered for one year after they leave school and enter the workforce. They will also retain their health supplement coverage for a year after they leave income assistance. 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This photo, early 1960s, shows the pole cutting operation of Bob Hughes.Poles were gener-ally taken from a forest before the felling of the larger trees. Tall and slender, the cedar poles were felled, limbed and barked, and were des-tined for use as com-munications poles, ie hydro and telephone. While there have been a number of pole cut-ting operations in our area, some of the bet-ter known names were Alec Manzer, Eric Ber-nard, Alf Brown, Ted Shaw and Bob Hughes.While Bob Hughes had a CNR siding at Leechtown and at Woodlands Road and at the north end of Park-land Road in Saseenos, the scene shown here was a few miles past Leechtown near Sooke Lake. The figure stand-ing by the Caterpillar tractor is Dave Reid. Dangling in the fore-ground is a cedar pole, being maneuvered into place on the flat deck rail car by a mobile loader.Sookes Gerry Davies worked a dozen years at this site, and recalls that it was Ken Shep-herd who trained him in running the loader and also driving truck. Gerry recalls that among crew members he worked at Leech-town with, besides Ken Shepherd and Dave Reid, were Irving Perry, John Davis, Bill Locke, Doug Slater, Wal-ter Meredith, Bill Burns and Bob Doyer.Generally, when the poles were loaded onto the flat decks of the Canadian National Rail-way, they were hauled to Victoria, where they were trans-shipped to Minneapolis for distri-bution to international markets as communi-cations poles. Because this operation took place in the 1960s, the old steam locomotives which were noted for their haunting wail, had been replaced then by diesel locomotives which had no charm, merely emitting a sten-torian blast.If we went back even further to the 1930s in pole cutting, we could look at the Polemakers Shack at the museum, which shows an actual working shack in two compartments, one room for the pole-maker, and one room for his horse.Elida Peers, HistorianSooke Region MuseumPeople often say, I want to donate my body to science when I die. It will be easier for my family.When in fact there are steps to be taken and alternative plans to be made. Registration: You can register as a body donor by completing our two consent forms.At the Time of Death: As soon as possible after death has occurred, the executor, next of kin or health care professional must contact the UBC Body Donation Program at 604-822-2578. Prolonged delay in noti cation can result in the decline of the donation. If a funeral service is desired it is strongly recommended that it take place in the form of a memorial service without the presence of the body. It is suggested that arrangements be made for this type of service prior to death. In order to determine if a body is appropriate for donation, our staff must rst contact the physician and family of the deceased. A medical history for the deceased will only be obtained after death. The executor/next of kin and physician will be noti ed once we determine if the donation can proceed. Once accepted, we will make all of the necessary arrangements for transport of the body by our approved funeral home and licensed transport provider to UBC. If declined, it will be the responsibility of the executor or next of kin to make alternate arrangements for the deceased.Accepted Donations: Accepted donations will remain under the care of the University for a period of six months to three years. After use, the University will arrange for cremation of the remains and the executor/next of kin will be contacted to collect the ashes. All cremated remains must be claimed at this time.Information & consent forms available on line at http://cps.med.ubc.ca/body program/Please email me (jeevans@arbormemorial.com) your questions and/or concerns aboutanything and everything to do with before and after death procedures, legalities, traditions etc. and I will do my best to answer them.SANDS OFCOLWOODFUNERAL CHAPELBy Arbor MemorialAsk the Expert317 Goldstream Ave 250-478-3821 Serving our Community for over 100 yearsJulie, SandsChapel ManagerFor more stories and web exclusives visit sookenewsmirror.comSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7Village Food MarketsMust present coupon. One coupon per order. Offer expires March 24, 2015$2 00OFF$2 00OFF$1 00OFFDairylandHomo/Skim,1% or 2% 4LMilk JugsVillage Food MarketsMust present coupon. One coupon per order. Offer expires March 24, 2015Must present coupon. One coupon per order. 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V9Z 0A3 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COMHow to reach us:Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.comHarla Eve office@sookenewsmirror.comPirjo Raits editor@sookenewsmirror.comOctavian Lacatusu news@sookenewsmirror.comRod SluggettJoan Gamache sales@sookenewsmirror.com circulation@sookenewsmirror.com production@sookenewsmirror.com creative@sookenewsmirror.comHarla Eve, office@sookenewsmirror.comVicky Sluggett General:Publisher:Office Manager:Reporter:Advertising:Circulation:Production Manager:Creative Services:Classifieds:Editor:Movie madness at Whiffin SpitWe all love rumours. Rumours have it that Leonardo DiCaprio is hunkered down at the Sooke Harbour House filming The Revenant. Rumour also has it that he is aboard a very large yacht in Victoria Harbour. That could be, but no one is confirming that particular rumour. The yacht, by the way, is pretty impressive. No ladies, sorry to tell you that is not the case, Leonardo is not in Sooke, neither is Nicolas Cage. The Revenant is being filmed in Alberta.We all love the movies, and the making of movies is fascinating but these people need time and space to work. Those curious about what is going on should not wander about the movie set, which happens to be the Sooke Harbour House. These people want some peace and quiet to work, so we should respect that. If we do, our town will have a reputation of being welcoming, discreet and a great place to film and that is a good thing. Right now were just getting a little taste of Hollywood and its fun. It may inconvenience some of the neighbours and those traveling to the Spit, but please... keep your eyes on the road, no one wants and accident. The television movie for Hallmark is called The Last Resort. The plot and story line are unavailable as of press time, but they said they will get back to us.And just in case you didnt know already, or have forgotten, one of the stars, Teri Polo stated on Twitter how beautiful it was in Sooke. This is the kind of response we welcome.All the rooms at the Harbour House and possibly other hotels, etc., are filled with cast and crew and they will be spending two weeks in Sooke. This will positively impact the entire community in many ways.Lets make them welcome and show them how hospitable Sooke is. ANOTHER VIEWB.C. ViewsMarch has been a good month for the B.C. NDP, and its been a while since Ive been able to say that.Opposition critics fired a shot amidships at the B.C. Liberal gov-ernment when they began question-ing the lack of progress by the new Auditor General for Local Govern-ment.This experimental vessel was launched in Premier Christy Clarks leadership campaign, and two years after it set sail, it is listing, taking on water and in danger of sinking.The original idea was to expand the B.C. Auditor Generals office so it could check the financial perfor-mance of local governments too. Business groups were concerned about municipal taxes going up too quickly, with staff growing even as the province grappled with a hiring freeze.Mayors and councillors began to talk of mutiny over that plan, protesting that their budgets are already required to balance and are subject to annual audits.But this will be performance auditing, Clark insisted, not just making sure the figures add up. It will determine the public is receiv-ing value for money on projects like arenas and services like police, by comparing different commu-nities results. A new AGLG office opened in Surrey.The value for money promise is on the rocks. The government appointed a quasi-independent board (hello, BC Ferries and Trans-Link) that hired chartered accoun-tant Basia Ruta, a veteran of the federal Auditor General office who had also served as chief financial officer at Environment Canada and had done local government audits in private practice.NDP local government critic Selina Robinson started asking why this office has spent $5.2 million and produced only one audit out of a promised 18. Community Minister Coralee Oakes, a former Quesnel councillor in her first cabinet post, allowed that there had been some rough water but there is smooth sailing ahead.Then came a big leak, in the form of a work environment review of the good ship AGLG that was given to the NDP by a seasick crew mem-ber.It described chaos below decks, with shifting priorities and unclear direction, as well as wasted time and work and inefficient use of consultant and staff resources.Worse, the review noted a human resources monitor had been sta-tioned at the office for most of Janu-ary to maintain a respectful work-place for all employees.A peacekeeper, as NDP leader John Horgan described the grim scene. This is like were in Cyprus.Then it was confirmed that when the AGLG board tried to con-duct a performance review, Rutas response was to hire a lawyer. Ruta seems to be decisive when protect-ing her job, if not when hiring, run-ning the office or meeting her own work targets.Whatever goodwill had been restored with local governments over this experiment is likely gone. Municipal staffers have been deal-ing with new auditor demands as their councils grind away at their own budgets, and now they see signs that what they have contrib-uted may well have been swept overboard.Oakes remains on deck, eyes fixed on the horizon. An audit of capital procurement in Rossland is finally scheduled to be done by the end of March, she said. Similar reports on Delta and Sechelt are due in April. The latest revision of that schedule is underway, no doubt in another series of long, acrimonious meet-ings.Clark addressed the situation in her last question period before the legislatures spring break this week. She didnt have a lot to say about the AGLGs voyage of the damned, mostly familiar rhetoric about lower taxes, less red tape and so on.Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twit-ter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.caAuditor leak has B.C. Liberals bailingOUR VIEW EDITORIAL CARTOON10 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORBarkingDogStudioIts been365 dayssince we opened!Come and join usSaturday March 21from 12-3 If you havent seen the Studio yet -what are you waiting for?Join us for cheesecake from Stone Pipe washed down with a cup of joe from the Stick !We use & sellFAT Paint - artisan style paint made inNew WestminsterWe Represent60+ Local Artisis250.642.66772054 Otter Point Rd.barkingdogstudio.ca10 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORNuisance catsI had no intention of addressing this slice of your impression of what I had as an agenda at the council meeting. But a few people who have witnessed my experiences and efforts and also have been impacted said they would be furious if that was said about their efforts to bring forward information for respon-sible cat ownership. I had critized the non gender inclusive lan-guage used in an Our View article recently. I was waiting for the response Animal Con-trol Officer to invite information or his pres-ence at the meeting. I feel very strongly there is a need for change as not taking any action impacts on the qual-ity of people and my own life, continues to endorse no responsi-bility or consequences to the people who are affecting the peace and enjoyment of ones property. The issues common theme of the night was on nuisance behavior of deer, racoons and cats. Your statement in no way addresses that there are solutions for the cat problem. On a larger scale they rum-mage through garbage and in addition to the soiling of peoples gar-dens, their use of play-ground spaces creates another health risk. There was a unani-mous vote by council to clarify what nui-sance behavior is and to define that in the bylaw. This will include cats roaming at large from their own home without the permission of citizens. In my neigh-borhood five house-holds at minimum are affected by the actions of two cats belonging to one household. The reason given to me by the cat owner, my cat doesnt like to use its litter box.There is an available solution invisible fencing which is likely less than the cost for medical care if the cat is injured. I forgot the most important fact. I have been working with CRD Animal Control for six months in their efforts to elevate the response from warning, to fine with photographic proof, to pounding by trapping and fined again. Final step would be the costly appear-ance in court with $10,000 fine maximum for continued viola-tions as allowed by the current bylaws. I took the intiative to see if Sooke can get more teeth into the bylaw. But educa-tion is a much needed step as well around nuisance cat behavior. One can work around any laws if they have no conscience and will-ing co-participants but it doesnt mean its a waste of time to pursue this. Carmen NeumanSookeET cover up and the truthThank you for pub-lishing my response to letter in our local paper of Mar 11, 2015. Unfortunately, you saw it necessary to scrap the pithy part. I am resubmitting this section once again for your consideration as it is this garbage that has hijacked human-itys path to ascension and it needs to be made clear for all:(They are) bom-barding us with bad food, disease, techno-EMFs, chemtrails, cor-porate science, reli-gious distortions, pre-cariat creation, extinc-tion investment, 100 years of perpetual war and fear-mongering, false flag theatre and a media providing mis-information and no information, telling us the most trivial things are important, caus-ing us to fight amongst ourselves, across gen-ders and across races, as they - all world governments with the medical-military-indus-trial complex -suck the life out of us and this planet.Citizens Forums on the ET/UFO phenom-enon have expanded rapidly around the globe since 2012. Last years conference in Europe was cov-ered by mainstream news in Italy. Disclo-sureconcerning world-wide government ET coverup is nearly upon us, many energetic frequencies and spe-cies are involved and have been involved for eons. As a human race we need to be able to discuss this topic and connect the dots. There is no excuse for secrecy. This subject will be removed from the realms of taboo and for the greatest well-being, sooner is much better, now is best.I ask you all personally who read this to answer: Do you want to be fearless and whole or does it feel ok being status quoin a dysfunc-tional system? There is no wrong answer, just know that truth is imminent. And we will all be asked to choose.For your perusal, Richard Dolan speaking to the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure in Wash-ington, 2013:h t t p s : / / w w w .y o u t u b e . c o m /watch?v=iROkeC3lmVAPeace and Enlighten-ment,Roberta DayeSookeChallenging the Dogwood InitiativeRe: Tired of self-congratulatory global warming advocates.$1,200 a year is what I save by paying no vehi-cle insurance; I achieve this by having no vehi-cle.The importance of this fact is, that I am going to challenge every member of the Dogwood Initiative, to follow my example and use a bicycle for all local transportation, including grocery shop-ping, and use the bus in town town means Victoria.Put your money where your mouth is Dogwood Initiative. Because you sure can talk the talk, the ques-tion is, can you walk the walk?Lets all follow your example - how about that? And be advised I bike 25 kms into Sooke empty and 25 kms back to Shirley loaded down with two weeks of gro-ceries. So, if you feel like whining your way out of it, dont whine to me.N.E.MacNabShirleyWe asked: Do you think the library should go in John Phillips Memorial Park? That would work. Its not doing anything, its just sitting there. Utilize it; something centrally-located, so why not? Well need it anyways.Lizzie MartinsSookeIt would be better in the centre of town.Ken KnightSookeThey should keep it close to the centre of town, like where the current library is.Emma IrwinSookeThe park should stay in the park. Its beautiful down there, so it should stay the way it is. Theres lots of property in Sooke to build it and get it more central. Keep it central.Chris ParchemSookelettersDeliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail editor@sooke newsmirror.com Letters should be 300 words or less, and we may edit for length, tone and accuracy. 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The March concerts, billed as The German Romantics, will be conducted by Wade Noble.The Elegischer Gesang Op 118, by Beethoven, is written for string quartet and four voices, but at this concert we will have the opportunity to hear it with full choir and chamber orchestra.The choir will also be singing Nnie, Op. 82 by Brahms, a funeral song for chorus and orchestra.Psalm 42, Op 42 by Mendelssohn, Wie der Hirsch schreit (As pants the Hart), will be sung by Nancy Washeim. M e n d e l s s o h n s Psalm 42 is so beauti-ful, and it is a lot fun getting the chance to sing a solo part that is so intertwined with the choir. It feels very collaborative, said Washeim. She will also be sing-ing the Schubert lieder, Die Forelle (The Trout), Nacht und Trume (Night and Dreams), An die Musik (To Music), which she recently performed with pia-nist Jane Edler-Davis at Christ Church Cathe-dral. She told us that it will be very interest-ing to hear these lieder with orchestra, as they are not usually per-formed that way. There are new colours and sounds with an orches-tra which give the songs a completely dif-ferent feel and a unique warmth. The Saturday con-cert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Sooke Baptist Church, (7110 West Coast Road) and the one on Sunday will be at 2:30 p.m. at New St. Marys Church in Metchosin. In Sooke, tickets are available at the Little Vienna Bakery, Shoppers Drug Mart, South Shore Gallery, and Wood Travel and Cruise. Metchosin ticket-buyers can go to the Metchosin Coun-try Store or Tom Lee in Westshore. In Vic-toria, go to Long and McQuade or Ivys Book-store. See also www.sooke-phil.ca, where tickets can be ordered as well. SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 13The German RomanticsNancy Washeim and Chorus featured in Chamber Players March concertsSubmitted photoNancy WasheimPirjo Raits photoAppetites satisfiedThe second Appetite for Art event at the Prestige hotel was a great success. Art patrons and enthusiasts gathered to enjoy both art and food. Local eateries presented food which related to the art work on display. 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New shop. $524,900 MLS 344534 Allan Poole 6739 West Coast Rd. | www.rlpvictoria.com 14 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR14 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORFor our March Cof-fee House feature, the Sooke Folk Music Soci-ety is very excited to be presenting David Nigel Lloyd, this Saturday evening, March 21. At Holy Trinity Anglican Church. David Nigel Lloyd is a non-traditional tra-ditionalist from Cali-fornia. As the British magazine Folk Roots wrote, Lloyd uses traditional tunes and themes where it suits his purposes. He has performed in folk ven-ues in England, Ireland, Canada and throughout the United States.With his spirited singing and full-bodied playing, (Dirty Linen) Lloyd is as much American influenced as British (Steve Hoch-man, The LA Times). He accompanies him-self on guitar and the eight-stringed octar. In performance, he often introduces his songs with an ornate joke, a true tale or, to keep things honest, an out-rageous lie. As the LA Weekly once wrote, Lloyd is some serious traditional fun.In 2013 he conducted his How to Write a Tra-ditional Song workshop and performed at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, Washington. DNL also performed at house concerts throughout Oregon and California.Lloyds predeces-sors were innovative singer/guitarists like Martin Carthy, Robin Williamson and the late Bert Jansch. In mid-60s London, they saw the ballads, the blues, beat poetry, ragas, Zen teaching tales etc. as aspects of the same thing: a new popular song. Often as not they were fine song poets, too. Lloyd is firmly in their non-tradition.Though he some-times sings traditional songs as he finds them, DNL often overlays them with new but related lyrics. In them, the old Anglo-Celtic pantheon of demon knights, faerie queens and divine drunkards are often found wander-ing the deserts, moun-tains and boom towns of Southern California where DNL lived for 35 years. A strongly individual musical and poetic mind is at work here. (beGlad, UK)Also, he still com-poses and sings the sort of art songs that distinguished his first album, Dark Ages, in 1984. Calling it a neglected classic of killer arrangements . . . dense with poetry and an unusual blend of witty modesty, Yoga Records reissued Dark Ages early in 2008. A few months later, DNL released his fifth CD, Rivers, Kings and Curses. Featured on the Best of 2008 episode of NPRs syndicated Celtic Connections show, the albums guest musi-cians included famed West Coast Blues Hall of Famer Nat Dove and the aforementioned Robin Williamson.In 2011, he was an Official Showcase Per-former at the Folk Alli-ance International Con-ference in Memphis, Tennessee, performing at the Winterfolk IX Fes-tival in Toronto imme-diately after. Later that year, his OctoberQuest Tour took him from Montreal to San Fran-cisco. At the FAR-West Folk Alliance Confer-ence in Eugene, Ore-gon, he was a panelist on their Music in Edu-cation symposium.From 1987 to 1991, David Nigel Lloyd and His Mojave Desert Cei-lidh Band became Los Angeles first Celtic Folk Rock band. Their 1987 cassette release, An Age of Fable, is slated for re-mastering and CD release in 2015. It fea-tures DNLs signature song, Poor Little Eng-lishman!DNL has been a teaching artist in pub-lic schools for over 20 years. His key school presentation is entitled Old & Strange: Songs of the North Country. He was also an advi-sory board member to the Teaching Artist Research Project, the University of Chicagos five year study of teach-ing artists completed in 2011.Born in Kenya in 1954, David Nigel Lloyd now lives in Northern California with his wife, the painter and musi-cian, Gita Lloyd.Please join us this Saturday evening, March 21 at Holy Trin-ity Anglican Church on Murray Road for what is sure to be a great eve-ning of songs and sto-ries from this engaging artist. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.Contributed by Dave GallantDavid Nigel Lloyd - the non-traditional traditionalistSubmitted photoDavid Nigel Lloyd plays at the Sooke Coffee House on Saturday, March 21.NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGA Public Hearing will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday March 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following matters:6496649220176494649820212023202220172052202265112023202120186520205320062005205820472049201565096506204520436483647664842057205920612061649064882017LANARK ROADKENNEDYSTREETSOUTHSOOKE ROAD(HWY14)KENNEDYSTREETNORTHCHARTERS ROAD671371091CP15 215PT 261PT 2888256511 4A1223A13141210987PT 6BPT SEC14 (ClosedRoad)AC12B1CABA311PT 2723A2PT 1212 AB0 10 20 30MetresFile: PLN01122SUBJECT PROPERTY MAPSubject Property2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: info@sooke.cawebsite: www.sooke.caBylaw No. 611, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-15)The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 611, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-15) is to change the zoning on 6509 Sooke Road from Light Industrial (M1) to Service Commercial (C3). 6509 Sooke Road consists of 8 properties legally described as: Lot 1, Block 11, Section 14, Sooke District, Plan 217 Lot 2, Block 11, Section 14, Sooke District, Plan 217 Lot 3, Block 11, Section 14, Sooke District, Plan 217 Lot 4, Block 11, Section 14, Sooke District, Plan 2176509 Sooke Road is shown outlined in black and hatched on the subject property map. It is proposed in Bylaw No. 611 that the following uses will be prohibited uses on 6509 Sooke Road: Car wash, Gas bar, Place of worship, Restaurant and Employee housing. Bylaw No. 611 also proposes to reduce the maximum height of a principal building or structure on 6509 Sooke Road from 15 meters to 10 meters. All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed amendments shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed amendments at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the hearing, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. 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SmithTriple Fruits Spread500mlClover LeafFlaked or Chunk Light Tuna in WaterSelected, Skipjack 170grLuLe Petit Ecolier Biscuits150grKraftJet-Puffed Marshmallows400grCadburyChocolate Bar90-100grJell-OJelly Powder9.1-85grMinute MaidFrozen Real Fruit Beverage295mlFive AliveFrozen Real Fruit Beverage295ml399299599399599Canada DryGinger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water 12x355mlA & W, Fresca, Barqs or Cplus Orange12x355mlCalbeeSnapea Crisps93grChristieBits & Bites175grOld DutchBox Potato Chips220gr299499 499499 499399 299399299299299 299299 299399399NestleRegular Chocolate Bar1s3$5for3$5for 5$3for 5$3for5$5forJonesSoda355mlChristieWafers or Crumbs400gr4 $5for4 $5for 4 $5for5$5for2$5for2$5for 2$5for 2$5for2$5for3$5for 2$4for2$4for2$5forBushs BestBaked Beans398mlfor99Plus Applicable Fees Plus Applicable FeesPlus Applicable FeesPlus Applicable Fees9999 Plus Applicable FeesNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieTOO LOW A PRICE TO ADVERTISE!?Nestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieNestle or ChristieYOU WILL NOTBE DISAPPOINTED!Plus Applicable Fees2$10GlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauGlaceauMinute MaidMinute Maid100% Orange Juice100% Orange Juice100% Orange Juice1.75lt1.75ltOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchOld DutchAre your cupboards ready for Spring Break?Please may I have smore? 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Crammed with fruity goodness!Put some in your step & step into Quality Foods for these celebration of spring specials all week long!Spring4444444Five AliveFrozen Real Fruit Frozen Real Fruit Frozen Real Fruit Frozen Real Fruit Frozen Real Fruit Frozen Real Fruit Five AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFrozen Real Fruit Frozen Real Fruit Five AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive AliveFive Alive33333333333320 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORDeli & CheeseSeafood Quality FoodsServed Hot & FreshFrozen or Previously Frozen White Tiger Prawns31/40 SizeFreshLing Cod FilletsSurfLiquid Laundry DetergentOriginal Fresh, 5.52ltSurfFabric Softener SheetsIsland Breeze, 120sLysolDisinfecting Wipes70sLysolToilet Bowl Cleaner710ml999$5Spring Roll 1 49FreybeSmoked Beef BrisketMade Fresh2 Pack 5 Meat Pies800grMedium Salad Broccoli & Grape Caprese Potato & Egg SaladSchneidersFat Free or Harvest Tyme Turkey BreastMin. 300grContinentalTraditional Irish Smoked HamIrishBlarney or Cheddar Cheese200grPreviously Frozen6oz Sockeye Salmon PortionJanesBreaded FishSelected, 580-615grDinner for Two9 Piece B.C. RollsAvailable at select stores only 10 Piece Sushi Lovers 7 9927 Piece Sushi Party Tray 12 99599299per 100gr$59992295499299699199per 100gr199per 100gr2$5for2$6forFAMILYPACK249per 100gr299per 100grWatch for DemosSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 21BakeryQuality Foods Taste for Life249Wholesome SweetenersSugar or Blue AgaveAssorted SizesCatelliHealthy Harvest PastaAncient Grains, 340grHappy PlanetOrganic 100% Juice & Puree Blend946mlSunRypePremium 100% Juice1.75ltBetty CrockerGluten Free Mixes425-539grMezzettaNapa Valley Gourmet Pasta Sauce709ml or 708grBertolliOlive Oil1lt7 Fresh Fruit CheesecakeCream Puffs2 $5for2 $4for12 Pack59924 Pack399399 499299Cinnamon Buns 8 Blueberry PieEnglish Bay Cookies White Chocolate Macadamia Pecan Chocolate Chip Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Trail MixPotato BunsAlpine BreadChocolate Chip MuffinsWonder BreadBread or Buns570gr, 12sDempstersBreadSelected, 600grHersheyReeses PiecesQuality FreshHold the Salt Pine Nuts90grQuality FreshFamily Favourites CranberriesJumbo, 400grQuality FreshHold the Salt CashewsRoasted Jumbo Unsalted, 350gr7771991992$4for 2$6for499599699 99per 100gr1299299 4993996 PackPlus Applicable FeesPlus Applicable Fees6 PackNEW22 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORORGANIC ORGANIC ORGANIC ORGANIC ORGANICORGRGR ANIC ORGRGRGANIC ORGRGR ANIC OGANIC ORGRGR ANICRGRGR ANIORWE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIESTUES.MON. WED. THUR. FRI. SAT. SUN.Photos for presentation purposes onlyQualicum Foods - 705 Memorial 752-9281 Nanaimo Beban Plaza 2220 Bowen Rd. 758-3733Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. 723-3397 Nanaimo Harewood Mall 530 5th St. 754-6012Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. 468-7131 Nanaimo Northridge Village 5800 Turner Rd. 756-3929Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. 954-2262 Comox Valley 2275 Guthrie Rd. 890-1005Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue 331-9328Powell River 4871 Joyce Ave. (604) 485-5481 Westshore 977 Langford Parkway (778)433-3291 Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.comwww.qualityfoods.com 16 17 18 19 20 21 227 DAYS OF SAVINGS -March 16-226 ozClamshellJumbo 6 PackVeg StarterSt. Patricks Day BouquetCalifornia FreshOrganic Bunched CarrotsChilean No 1Organic Blueberries6oz ClamshellMexican Hass VarietyOrganic AvocadoesCalifornia Dole LabelFresh Celery1.52 per kgCalifornia Green GiantBaby Cut Carrots1lb BagMexican PremiumFrench Green Beans400grMexican Hot HouseMixed Sweet Mini Peppers1lbCalifornia/Mexico DriscollsFresh RaspberriesLitehouseGourmet Salad Dressing 355-384ml2$4for2$7for2$7for 3$4for2$6for2$6for 2$3for2$7for1999Mexican PremiumAtaulfo Mangoes69per lb5 $ 55 $ 5FOR2 $ 72 $ 7FORORGRGRGGA2$2$Selectedfor a fresh NEW APPYSPECIAL!for a freshfor a freshDrop in between 4:00 AND 6:00 PMDDrop inrop inSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 23SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 23Pirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorLinda Ferguson is a woman of style. She is known in the Sooke community for her clothing line of very wearable and age- appropriate fashions and in the broader southern Vancouver Island region for her expertise on how to dress.On February 27, Ferguson was hon-oured with a yoUnlim-ited Unlimited Woman Awards for Style. Style in her community, per-sonal and business life. She doesnt know who nominated her but is thrilled with the award.Style, said Ferguson, is something we all have, and some just do it better than others.Its confidence, its not about age or size, she said.Apart from the cloth-ing she designs, makes and sells, she is also a fashion wardrobe con-sultant and a speaker. She loves teaching women how to dress for their age and stage of life. She has a series of seminars she does, one called From Frump to Fabulous where she teaches women how to base their clothing decisions and fashion on line proportion and balance. Another semi-nar is all about looking professional in the busi-ness world.Women, once they hit 50, hit a wall and stagnate, said Fergu-son. Thats where her expertise comes in. She said no woman should be trying to dress like her daughter and often it is the fear of getting older that leads to poor fashion choices and that sends out the wrong message.This is where a woman should embrace all the things she has accomplished with style and ele-gance. Ferguson is also the main Sooke organizer for the annual Shoebox Project which gives women in shelters and transition houses a few nice body care and per-sonal gifts.Things like that change a woman, she said. Its how you feel about your self and knowing you have value. It empowers.Now, with years of fashion experience behind her, Ferguson is transitioning and planning for the future. She has a wealth of experience and wants to expand and push her boundaries, help younger women and try something else. She is bringing in a line of skin care products (Rodan+Fields) and will continue with the cloth-ing line although in a more selective way.Whatever she does, it all comes down to helping women rise and shine and thats a very stylish woman indeed.Linda Ferguson can be contacted at led@lindafergusondesigns.com .Linda Ferguson shares a passion for fashionPirjo Raits photo Linda FergusonAre you an artist or cultural worker active in promoting arts and culture in your community? If so, BC Culture Days invites you to apply to be the next BC Culture Days Ambassador!The top finalist will win a trip to the National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, May 7 & 8, 2015 and $2,500 towards the production of their Culture Days event, September 25-27, 2015! In addition, up to 10 finalists will be awarded $1,000 towards production of Culture Days events in their community. Deadline: April 13, 2015For submission criteria and guidelines or details on upcoming Culture Days information sessions, please visit BC.CultureDays.caTo register your 2015 Culture Days event visit CultureDays.caCall for BC Artists and Cultural WorkersWe gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.Photo: Sara MachtalerProfessional Pressure Washing Service~ Affordable Prices ~Call now for a free quote: 250-380-8857Servicing Sooke, East Sooke, Metchosin, Langford & ColwoodVisit our website! www.powercleanpressurewashing.comSaturday, March 21st:11am: Attracting Pollinators Learn about plants that attract pollinators to your garden, and enjoy a Mason Bee primer too!12pm: How to Test & Ammend your Soil1pm: Make & Take Project Make your own Herb Planter with Maggie. Pre-registration required. $35 covers all materials.Sunday, March 22nd:11am: Make & Take Project Make your own Edible Planter with Linda Dowling. Pre-registration required. $35 covers all materials. ALL WEEKEND:Bring a donation of 10 items for the Foodbank and be entered into a draw for a $100 Gift Card!SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 21 & 2212TH ANNUAL GARDEN PLANNING & PREPARATION WEEKENDthursday, march 19is customer appreciation day15% offALL purchases!spring flingEnjoy informative seminars, inspiring displays & fabulous giveaways!Discover new plants andinnovative garden supplies, meet & chat with garden experts and enthusiasts! BELARINA PRIMULASGarden hardy primroses that feature superior performance and display beautiful double flowers in unique colours. 13cm pot (reg $4.99) $3.97GARDEN PLANNING & Everything to Make Your Garden Work!w w w . g a r d e n w o r k s . c a FIND US ON..... 1859 Island Highway250-478-2078Open 7 days a week: 9am-6pm COMPOSTED MANURESAdd organic matter to your garden soil! Choose from either steer or mushroom manure. 20 litre bag (reg $4.99 ea.)$3.67 each Weekend Highlights include:Sale ends March 24, 2015Visit our website for a complete list of seminars at all 3 stores!24 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR24 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORMid-March is gener-ally a very busy time for gardeners in our area. Its the normal time to undertake such out-door chores as pruning roses, feeding the vege-table garden, fertilizing trees and shrubs, divid-ing and transplanting perennials, and weed-ing, weeding, weeding. Its also the main lets get planting month for salad greens and other cool weather vegeta-bles. This Februarys mild weather not only allowed us a good head start on routine garden maintenance tasks, it also lured many of us into early seeding/planting. On the indoor scene, Marchs main garden-ing activities are start-ing seeds and tending to seedlings. I find grow-ing food from seed truly satisfying, if not always a roaring success, and try to learn from pre-vious triumphs and tragedies. (Of course I always intend to keep records so that there will be facts to aug-ment later recollections about seeds, sowing/planting dates, harvest-ing, productivity, and so forth.) For me, the taste of homegrown produce is reward enough for the time, effort, and inevitable frustrations involved.As every farmer and backyard/balcony gardener knows from experience, a lot goes into successful grow-ing. Its about build-ing good soil, using the right fertilizer, and selecting varieties suited to the particular climate/microclimate. Its also about and this is where it can get tricky understand-ing and meeting each plants needs. Does this plant like cool weather or hot? When can/should it be planted outside? How much water does it need? How much space? Can it be planted next year in the same spot? At this months meeting of the Sooke Garden Club, Marika Nagasaka is going to help members simplify the process of growing a healthy, productive vegetable garden. She will talk about calen-daring for this area. More specifically, she will offer tips about cal-endaring, explain why creating a calendar and map of the garden is crucial to garden-ing success, and go a bit into specific dates, including winter gar-dening dates. She will also speak about the complexities of saving and germinating seeds and provide practical advice for improving the odds of achieving success in different conditions (e.g., early spring vs. late sum-mer). Originally from the B.C. Interior, Marika has been farming at Otter Points ALM Organic Farm and Full Circle Seeds since 2003. She is passionate about sus-tainable farming and has a particular interest in seasonal salad mixes and winter gardening. She is also an engaged community member who enjoys exchanging information with other growers. Whether making a presentation or teaching a hands-on workshop, Marika engages people at all levels of experience and believes that each one has valuable infor-mation to share. Join us on Wednes-day, March 25, 7 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church on Townsend Road. New members are wel-come. Annual fee: $15; guests: $5. There will also be a parlour show and plant sale. Contest potatoes will be avail-able. Questions? Visit our website at sooke-gardenclub.ca, email sookegardenclub@yahoo.ca, or phone Rose at 250-642-5509. Submitted by Loretta FritzSooke Garden Club: Growing with a garden calendarGiant yard saleOn Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sooke District Lioness will be hosting their 12th annual giant yard sale, at the Sooke Community Hall enter off Eustace.This yearly sale raises funds to send a handi-capped child to Easter Seal Camp Shawnigan. A week of camp for a child with disabilities costs about $3000 due to the complex services and the number of trained caring staff required to care for these children. Camp Shawnigan provides handi-capped children with new and wonderful experi-ences in a safe, loving environment. For many families, this service would be financially out of their reach without the support of Lions and Lion-ess Clubs.Donations of gently used items such as house-hold supplies, bedding, clothes, kids toys, books, CDs, current electronics in working order, etc. are welcome up to March 20. Pickup can be arranged by phoning either Pres. Kim at 778-425-4547 or Lioness Ellen at 250-642-7158. Hotdogs will be available for purchase while you shop.This sale is one of two major fund raisers for the Sooke District Lioness each year. The other is our fall Oktoberfest; profits from this event go to our Christmas Santa Sacks project.Sooke District Lioness were chartered in 1982, sponsored by the Sooke Lions Club. Our motto is We Serve Too and we often join the Sooke Lions in joint projects. We have had over 30 years of service in the Sooke District, supporting projects such as Lioness for Literacy supplying books to schools; Sooke Crisis Centre, Transition House, Food Bank, CASA, as well as Dog Guides and Jen-eece Place. We are very active participants in a womens only community, a world-wide organization con-sisting of 1.3 million members in 45,000 Lioness Clubs encompassing 207 countries and geographi-cal areas!This yard sale has been a success each year due to the great support we receive from our com-munity (donations and purchases) and the many Sooke businesses where we display our posters. Join us at the Sooke Community Hall on March 21st find your treasures and help a child go to Camp Shawnigan. Submitted by Lioness Gail Nash and Kim Sylvestre Tetley Tea 80s or 144s We cant guarantee youll be invited to afternoon tea in Oak Bay...but we can guarantee we have the lowest price on this tea.3 days onlyGIFT CARD $10 FREE $10GIFT CARD POINTSPOINTSREWARDSeffective Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 18, 19 & 20, 2015.3000Spend only $75 & receive:valid inVictoria & SidneyonlyFort & Foul Bay: 1950 Foul Bay Road Tillicum: 3170 Tillicum Rd Saanich: 3510 Blanshard St University Heights: 3958 Shelbourne St Westside Village: 172 Wilson St Sidney: 2345 Beacon AveOur new Always Lowest Guarantee ensures our stores always have the best prices*. we price check Every week, we check the competitions prices on 850+ items you buy the most to make sure were lowestguaranteed, or its FREE.** we price match If you see a lower advertised price for your favourite item, bring in the ad and well match it*.599eaAlways Lowest Guaranteed and sale off ers require the use of More Rewards card.* If a major competitor within our geographical trade area off ers a lower advertised price on any identical grocery item (brand, size, etc.) we will match the competitors price only during the eff ective date of the competitors advertisement. Major competitors and geographical trade areas are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time. Excludes multi-buys (eg: 2 for $4), spend x get x, Free, percentage discounts and discounts obtained through loyalty programs. You must bring in the competitors advertisement to our customer service desk prior to the expiry of the advertisement in order for us to provide you with the price match. We reserve the right to limit quantities.**Off er entitles customer to one (1) item per product family free of charge. Additional items will be at competitors advertised price. Off er not available to team members of the Overwaitea Food Group or their immediate family members or persons living in same household. Limit one Spend/Receive off er per single grocery purchase. Excluding Lotto, tobacco, gift cards, prescriptions, clinics, diabetes care, tickets, charities, bus passes, postage stamps, deposit & recycle fees, rewards and taxes, where applicable.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 2512 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCome in Every Wednesday for ourSecret Super Saver Specialsin all departmentsFresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry5-A-Day for Optimum HealthPRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKSEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from theSEAWashingtonPink LadyApples99MexicanBunchCarrots2/250MexicanHassAvocados2/300B.C. GrownLeeks129MexicanBlackberries2/500Old DutchCheese Pleesersor Crunchies299Red RoseOrange PekoeTea Bags599 Schneider's Regular or Thick SlicedBacon375g .....................................649SunriseHamSteaks175g.......................................349SunriseChickenDrumettes12.10/kg ................................549Schneider's Regular or All BeefWieners375-450g ...................................499/lbCaliforniaCelery 1.08/kg599/lb290 /lbAAA BeefBoneless BladeSteak13.21/kg ............................599AAAStewingBeef13.21/kg .................................599Previously FrozenSockeyeFilletsSunRype PureAppleJuiceCapriCanolaOil239946 mLBassili'sBeef or ChickenLasagna2.27 kg ...................1399SunriseChicken Legs Back Attached5.05/kg .......................................229AAA BeefBoneless BladeRoast 11.00/kg 4994/500199249CaliforniaArtisanLettuce2/60049Maxwell HouseCaf InternationalCoffee125-283g All Varieties ..349Dasani or PoweradeDropsFlavour Enhancer56 mL ....................2/500Uncle Tom's Long GrainWhite Rice2 kg ............................299WhiskasDry Cat Food2 kg ............................699Arm & Hammer Extra LiquidLaundryDetergent2.2L .............................299Perrier CarbonatedSpring Water1L ..........................4/500DempstersCinnamon RaisinBagels6's .........................2/500VillaggioItalianBread510g ...........................219ChristiePremium PlusCrackers450g .........................299Purex Double RollBathroomTissue8's ..............................499StaggChili Con CarneAll Varieties425g .....................2/500Lumberjack Rustic Trail, 12 Grain or 100% Whole WheatBread680g ....................2/400GladZipper SandwichBags 100's .....................2/500Unico Whole or SlicedPittedOlives200 mL ....................99PurinaDogChow2 kg ............................529SOSSoapPads10's .......................2/300BrunswickKipperedSnacks100g ...........................119BakersChocolateChips300g ...........................279Washington Organic Red or GoldenDelicious ApplesUnico PremiumBalsamicVinegar500 mL .........................299ChristieCookies300g All Varieties ..........299Kellogg'sRice KrispiesCereal440g ...........................329Fry'sCocoa500g ............................699ea/lbFarkayChow Meinor Steam FriedNoodles2/400Small NavelOranges1.52/kg .............................69Asparagus5.93/kg ......................................269Frank'sHot Sauce354 mL .......................349UnicoRed Kidney Beans orChick PeasKraftMayonnaise399ea/lb129/lb /lb/lbRobin HoodAll Purpose orUnbleachedJam7996 oz265-290gFreshOyster Tubs8 oz2/400BULKFOODS AssortedSours ...................................99/100g Honey Roasted Peanuts ...........................59/100gBananaChips ........69/100g DriedApricots ...........................99/100gCalifornia/lbea4 pack/lbKellogg's JumboMini WheatsCereal799750 mL/lbKnorrPasta & SauceAll Varieties112-150gCampbell'sCreamSoups4/500WildSalmonLoxPlanter's Smooth or CrunchyPeanutButter399Planter's Smooth or CrunchyPeanutButter333Planter's Smooth or CrunchyPeanutButterPlanter's Smooth or CrunchyPeanutButter284 mLSelect Varietiesea2.18/kgHeinzUpside DownKetchup389/lb2.84/kg4/500ea796 mLLays XXLPotatoChips3/800ea/100g /100gMexican2/300144's 1.6 kgeaeaNicaraguanOkra2996.59/kg 2.84/kgPurina MaxxScoop Cat LitterAll Varieties7 kg ............................899eaeaea890 mLea 5 kgea eaeaea255gAll Varietiesea946 mLeaeaeaPasta & SauceAll Varieties112-150gKnorrPasta & SaucePasta & SauceAll Varieties112-150g1 kg 1.89LCheese Pleesersor eaeaeaea+depOrganicWheat Grass2/500299Mott's Clamato JuiceAll Varieties1.89Lea+depKraftea ea+dep397gKraft PureRaspberry or Strawberry Flour399500 mL ea eaeaeaeaea26 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORYour Community Food StoreAD PRICES IN EFFECT MARCH 18 THRU MARCH 24, 2015SOOKE6660 Sooke RoadOpen 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesLocally owned and operated since 1974LANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesFor Your Healthy LifestyleNATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODSDAIRYRemember Your CalciumDAIRYNatrel Lactose Free10%Cream1L ...............................349Kraft PhiladelphiaCreamCheese250g All Varieties ........349Formula FourOxygenatedWater591 mL .............4/500DaiyaNon-DairySlices220g ........................349Hubert'sNaturalLemonade473 mL All Varieties 2/300Zevia Stevia SweetenedSodasAll Varieties355 mL ..................59DiBellaBiscotti187g .........................399Island FarmsButter454g All Varieties 2/700Island Farms CottageCheese500g All Varieties .........FruiteraBaobab FruitCubes20g ..................2/300299FROZENFROZENQuality and Convenience Green Giant All VarietiesValley SelectVegetables400-500g 2/500McCain Extra CrispyFrench FriesAll Varieties650g .........................339Chapman'sFrozenYogurt2L All Varieties ............449McCainGarlic Fingersw/Cheese472g ..........................359ClifMojo Bars40g All Varieties .........109Protein Blast All VarietiesProteinShakes325 mL ...............2/500Bob's Red MillNutritionalYeast226g .........................799ORGANICQuality and ConvenienceGreen & Black OrganicChocolate Bars100g All Varieties ......................................................269Gimme OrganicSeaweed Snacks10g All Varieties .........................................................169eaeaEco Pak OrganicCereals650-750g All Varieties ................................................599Simply Natural OrganicSalad Dressings354 mL All Varieties ..................................................229Que Pasa OrganicTortilla Chips425g All Varieties .......................................................279GLUTEN FREEOPTIONSNATURALFROZENeaeaeaeaDr. Oetker Casa di MamaUltimatePizzasAll Varieties385-410gClifCrunchGranolaBars210gAll VarietieseaAmy's KitchenFrozenDinnersAll Varieties284g ................429Udi'sGluten Free Bread3 Varieties340g ..............................429Pamela'sFrosting Mixes 340g .............................399eaeaeaea+depeaPamela's99 Pamela'sFrosting MixesFrosting MixesFrosting 340gPamela'sFrosting MixesFrosting MixesFrosting 340g+depeaea2/500899eaNatrel Lactose FreeCream1LKraft PhiladelphiaCreamCheese250g All Varieties500g All Varieties2/2/550000000000000000ea449+dep eaea279eaIsland FarmsVanilla PlusYogurtAll Varieties650geaeaeaAlexiaSweet Potatoor Waf eFries567g ..............3292/7007007Limit 4+depeaeaea9999Tribal OrganicFair TradeCoffeeAll Varieties454gSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 27Sooke News Mirror Wed, Mar 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com A27 Ken MacDonald passed away peacefully 3 March 2015 at his home surrounded by his wife Mim, and all four of his children. He was born in Port au Port Newfoundland. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife Mim, children Christie, Tammy (Paul), Marcus (Kim), Scott (Claudia), and step-daughter Leah. Grandchildren, Braden, Trentin, Cassidy, Sonia, Kelsey and Liam. His siblings Karl, Jean, Julie, Margaret and Gennie. He is remembered by many special friends too many to mention.He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1961 to 1992 and settled in Sooke BC in 1992. His postings included, Rivers Manitoba, Zweibrucken Germany, Winnipeg Manitoba, Summerside PEI, Baden Germany, Comox BC, and Toronto Ont. After retirement he worked for 16 years selling Real Estate in the Sooke Area. He loved the water and spent his retirement years skiing, fi shing, golfi ng, playing shuffl eboard and organizing pool and Golf Tournaments.An active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, he will be missed by the Golf and Pool players and all the other members for his Newfi e jokes and humour. He was a benevolent man who with his wife strongly supported the Legion (especially as Mims Sous-chef for all the Remembrance Day Ceremonies etc), the Lions, the Lionesses, the Food Bank and other charitable organizations.Ken asked that in lieu of fl owers donations be made to RCL Branch 54 General Fund. A Celebration of Life will be held in the RCL Branch #54 Sooke BC 22 March 2015 at 1 pm. Ken MacDonald30 March 1944 - 3 March 2015'Kelly' to those who knew her well, Mom to those who loved her, and Grandma to all those blessed or in need, passed away peacefully at her home in Sooke, surrounded by many loved ones.Mom was born in England in 1944, emigrated to Canada at the age of three, was raised in Ontario, and settled in B.C. as a newlywed in the early 1960's with husband Alan McNaught. Mom was married to Frederick Bullock in 1975 and together, she and Fred found their forever home in Sooke. Mom was predeceased by her husband Fred and daughters Andrea and her twin sister Teresa, who died in infancy. Mom is survived by brothers Gerry and Brian and sister Alana; daughters Gillian (Frank), Kim and Arwen, adopted' daughter Erica, and Freds children, Sherry and Casey; and her greatest pride, innumerable grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom also leaves behind many life-long friends and adopted family in TSou-ke, as well as an extended community of online gaming friends.Our hearts are broken but her memories and the unconditional love and kindness she gave us all, will never be forgotten. A celebration of Kellys life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sooke Branch 54 (upstairs) on Saturday, March 21st, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sooke Hospice or the Cancer Society.Carole Ann BullockFeburary 18, 2015COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTSCOMING EVENTSMONTHLY MARKET. Sooke Community Hall, upstairs. Sunday, March 29, 10am-2pm. 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Quality work at affordable prices. Book Your Spring ProjectsCall Glenn 250-642-3478FULL SERVICE Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, re-liable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1-800-573-2928.HOME IMPROVEMENTSHOME/BUSINESS SERVICESPAINTING DAN KITEL Painting250-216-3095Interior/ExteriorResidential & CommercialSpecializing in heritage homesPLASTERINGPATCHES,Drywall, skimming, match the textures, coves, fi re-places. Bob, 250-516-5178.ROOFING & SKYLIGHTSAFFORDABLE ROOFING*New Construction*Reroofs *RepairsCall Deano250-642-4075STUCCO/SIDINGPATCHES, ADDITIONS, re-stucco, renos, chimney, water-proofi ng. Bob, 250-516-5178.HOME IMPROVEMENTSHOME/BUSINESS SERVICESWELDINGDRIVER ENT. LTD. WELDINGMobile Units +++ Steel Sales250-642-0666WINDOW CLEANINGMJ WINDOW CLEANING. Windows, Gutter, Pressure Wash, Roof De-mossing. WCB Insure, PH. 250-508-6095PETSPETSAPRIL NEEDS a Forever Home! looking for an adult en-viro. for my beautiful white 4 yr old (F) cat, (indoor/outdoor). 250-642-7318, 250-889-7509, jennifertownley@shaw.caMERCHANDISE FOR SALEFUEL/FIREWOODFULL CORDS1/2 CORDS&SPECIALTY LOADS.SPLIT & DELIVERED250-642-4075GARAGE SALES6773 GRANT RD. W. Sat. March 21st, 9-2pm. 1st Gar-age Sale, Lots of StuffMERCHANDISE FOR SALEMISCELLANEOUS FOR SALESAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.STEEL BUILDINGS. Spring sales with hot savings! All steel building models and siz-es are now on sale. Get your building deal while its hot. Pio-neer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.caRENTALSAPARTMENT/CONDOGRANT MANOR 6921 Grant Rd. Sooke, BCRenovated1 bdrm suitesFrom $675 per moTo view call 250-642-1900COTTAGESCABIN SUITABLE for 1 per-son, rural, near 17 Mile, refs. reqd, avail. now. 250-642-0058. WANTED TO RENTHOST FAMILIES needed for Quebec and International High School students, program at St. Margarets School (June 28 -August 1). Double placement. Remuneration $1700. Contact Michelle at 250-385-0583 or michelle@selsa.caDO YOU OFFER HOME SERVICES? Dont be missed, our readers are looking for you! 250-388-3535BUYING RENTINGSELLINGCall us today to place your classi ed ad250.388.3535QUICK, SAFE & MOST OF ALL FRIENDLY! shtaxi@shaw.ca250-642-7900Dr. Louise Morin& AssociatesOPTOMETRISTS250-642-4311Eyecare &EyewearSince 1988SOOKEBUSINESSCENTRE Cleaning ~ AromatherapyFresh owers ~ Organizing(778) 350-MAIDST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 amThursday Mass 10:30 amChildrens Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Of ce Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Michael FaveroKNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124SUNDAY SERVICE10:15 am Pre-Service Singing10:30 am Family worshipRev. Dr Gordon KouwenbergParents Room and well equipped NurserySunday @ 11AM clachurch.com/sookeHOLY TRINITY Anglican Church1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 11amEVENING PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Dimas Canjurawww.holytrinitysookebc.orgThe Pastor's PenSOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministriesPastor Rick Eby Email sookebaptistchurch@telus.netwww.sookebaptist.comJUAN DE FUCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH4251 Sooke Road | 778-425-3403SATURDAY SERVICE 9:30 am Bible Study 11:00 am Church ServicePastor: Mike StevensonDid Satan really want Jesus to die?Or did he just want Jesus to suffer so much that He would decide dying for us wasnt worth it?Did Jesus die to be victorious?Did Jesus need to die to redeem humanity? It would seem so. By dying, Jesus exposed the intentions of The Accuser. Until Jesus died, God stood accused of lying. Then, having given up His Spirit, Jesus nished the race; He executed the nal move and died in abject humiliation, humiliation that was incited to cause Jesus to bug out...say forget you!... later !!!! NOT !!!But He died instead.Not believing that He was really dead, the centurion on duty (Roman Executionary Authority) stabbed Him in the side to make sure he had no breath left....that He wasnt faking to avoid having His legs broken like what had just happened to the thief to His left. No legs to push up meant no breath, meant quicker asphyxiation and quicker death. But He was already dead. He nished His course. He was the winner.Now the Accuser stands accused....as he should be...of inciting a revolt in heaven and on earth and claiming dominion of the rebellious outpost. He is who he is, after all. Jesus death proved he wouldnt leave till the job was done. It also proved that the Father of Lies is exactly that...a Liar and a Cheater.Jesus says that anyone who wants to come home with Him can do that when He comes back again.Thats my plan. What about you? Want to live with a liar? Or a lover?Yup, I thought so.Mike StevensonJuan de Fuca Seventh Day Adventist ChurchLocal news.Local shopping.Your local paper.Read the Sooke News Mirror every WednesdaySOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 298 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORDairyland and Village Food Markets are both teaming up to donate money to local schools. Were proud to offer a full range of high quality Dairyland products and help our schools overcome funding shortages for activities and programs. Milk Money is a great fundraiser everyone can participate in! 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Exclusion. A team where there is little to no communication between go-getter-type play-ers and those less confident in their abilities. And whether its on the field or on the ice, team spirit (or lack thereof) is the thin line that lies between victory or defeat. At least, thats the idea behind the Sooke Fast-ball Associations Learn to Play starter fastball program: everyone plays. It dont matter if youre an all-star athlete or not. Just turned five? Cmon out, learn to play ball, says Sandra Cameron, program co-ordinator of the Learn to Play program. You just need a pair of sneakers and a good attitude to get out and have fun. Cameron notes the entry C-level fastball pro-gram is specially-designed to involve everyone on every level, regardless of their skill personality. Kids are different; you have your confident go-getters, you have your athletic types to your super-shy, uncoordinated kids, and I think if we can get the message out there that any kid can come and try, she said. Were not going to force them into it, but rather ease them in and gradually put them into that team spirit.Dr. Chris Bryant, president of the Sooke Minor Fastball Association, notes the gradual part of successfully building up an involved and competi-tive player in any sport is what is often missed in sports programs these days.You want to get into games and rules, thats fur-ther down the line in the B and A class, he said. Im not interested in who can run the fastest, I just want to know if a kid can run for two or three minutes without stopping. I dont want to see a kid who comes last all the time, this isnt a running marathon; we help them integrate and work as a team.The Learn to Play program, which involves par-ticipants aged five to eight years old, will begin in May and run once a week until late June. In their first weeks, kids will be taught the basics of the sport, along with general physical exercise. At this age, sometimes the worst thing you can do is handicap a kid with a glove on their hand. Majority of what theyre learning how to do is done with non-traditional equipment, Bryant said. Were going to teach them the fundamen-tals, but in a way where five and six year olds can understand.After all, its easy to break a kids spirit; practice makes perfect, but impatience breeds frustration and insecurity - the complete opposite of what the up-and-coming program is all about.For 13 or 14 year old kids, it can get pretty over-whelming, which is why good player development is all about stations; modules; the kids get trained in chapters. It is very key, notes Bryant. No actual games are played during the course of the Learn to Play program, as its focus is towards practice as you progress however, that starts to shift backwards; more games, less practice time, which starts in the B fastball division (Minor League Play is for ages nine-18) and goes into the A. And it isnt just about getting the kids active either, but as Cameron points out, its also getting the parents involved and letting them see that its a good outlet for their kids to grow in.Parents want to be involved in their kids lives, she said. If you have a good team thats made up of the community, just to make the parents feel involved too is a big part of their kids develop-ment. With the local sports community going strong, the district of Sooke will also playing host to the upcoming 2015 Boys Fastball Provincial Champi-onships on July 10-12, 2015, theres no doubt this is going to be an exciting fastball season. Last registration day is March 25, however late applicants are accepted. Visit the clubs website at www.sookefast-ball.com to learn more about the organiza-tion. Download instructions/documents from the FORMS tab and bring them along with cheques to the above registration dates Sports & RecreationLearn to Play fastball program is all about having funOctavian Lacatusu PhotoSooke Fastball president Chris Bryant stands beside a historic 1955 Sooke fastball uniform in the ballpark meeting hall. Sooke Hockey NewsOne of the best kept secrets in Sooke sports is the powerhouse known as the Sooke Girls Midget C hockey team. Last season the girls won both the regu-lar season and playoff banners without losing a single league game along the way. This season they once again ran away with the regular sea-son banner, losing only one game, a meaning-less affair against the last place team on the last day of the season. In the semi-finals they faced a determined Campbell River team and came away with a 4-0 victory.The final was set for Sunday, March 8, and the cards were stacked against the Sooke team as they were fac-ing a Nanaimo team in Nanaimo with Nanaimo referees. They were also fac-ing a top notch goalten-der they had not seen all season. The game started poorly for the Sooke girls as they fell behind 3-0 in the first period, despite clearly dominating the play. In the first minute of the second period Nanaimo scored again to increase the lead to 4-0. Sooke finally beat the Nanaimo goalie five minutes into the sec-ond period, and thats when the fun started. Sooke scored four more unanswered goals to take a 5-4 lead. A ques-tionable penalty late in the third period gave Nanaimo a power play and they tied the game with three minutes left.The teams then played 10 minutes of sudden death overtime but remained dead-locked at 5-5. After an ice clean the two teams took to the ice for another 20 minute sudden death period. Finally, approxi-mately 10 minutes into the second overtime period, Sooke captain and top scorer Jaelyn Dumont was able to convert on a break-away, allowing the Sooke girls to win the championship and cap-ture their fourth ban-ner in two years. Not only did the girls easily win the regular season banner both years, they did so while being the least penal-ized team in the league. A fabulous run by a classy group of young women.Team members include Desiree Cum-ming, Hailey Dimock, Jaelyn Dumont, Jas-mine Kumar, Jaime Lafontaine, Alyssa Lloyd, Qu Lovbakke, Selena Madill, Kait-lin McKelvey, Sydnee Ogden-Moore, Celina Palko, Kendal Parkin-son, Kailee Purnell, Monica Salt, Alison Sud-low, Victoria Suther-land, Kiara Taylor and Leah Zschau.Coach Peter FaulknerSubmitted PhotoSookes Midget C girls proudly stand by their victory vs. Nanaimo in the final playoff game on March 8.FOR REGISTRATIONS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: 250-642-8000 SEAPARC SNIPPETThe next set of Swim Lessons begin March 27th. Space is available. Register today! PARENTS NIGHT OUT6-11 Years $20/child4:00-8:00pmSaturday, March 28thA night of supervised fun for the kids including games, crafts, pizza & swimming.GRAND OPENINGSooke Bike Park and Hike & Bike Connector Trail Saturday, March 2812:00-2:00pm at SEAPARCFree Food Prizes Pump Track Demos Dirt Jump Jam SEAPARC SNIPPETGRAND OPENINGGRAND OPENINGFree Food Free Food Prizes Prizes Prizes Fishing in Sooke has been good for this time of year. Typically the early spring/late winter is a great time for saltwa-ter fishers to drop crab traps in Sooke Harbour, troll for salmon and/or anchor for some hali-but fishing. The salmon have been consistent with at least a couple of strikes during an outing, Har-bour Mouth, Trailer Park, and Otter Point have been reported as holding some salmon over the past couple of weeks. Halibut fishing is picking up with good reports coming from Jordan River and spots closer to Sooke. Fished with father and son John and Blake for salmon and halibut in Sooke. Early 7 a.m. we began trolling at the harbour mouth heading west in 120/130 ft of water. Put a 3.5 chrome spoon and an anchovy (in a glow Oki-style head) down behind a pur-ple onion and a bright green flasher, to 135 ft on the downriggers. Things were quiet until we got to Otter Point where we landed two nice springs, one on each set up. Continued to troll to the halibut spot, no more salmon bites. Changed over to anchoring the boat in 150 ft of water between Otter and Sheringham Points. The tide was ebbing at about 1.5 kts which put the gear at about a 45-degree angle in the rod holders. We put herring down on double J hooks connected to spreader bars with 2 lb weights on them. Blake took the first nice hit which came at about 1:30 p.m., two hours after anchoring up. It was a nice 30 lb halibut. The next one was Johns at about 15 lbs, and the last good bite was a nice Pacific cod to add to the white meat portion of our day. Great day, flat water and sunny skies.Currently the limits for salmon in Sooke waters are that two chinook salmon can be retained by each angler carrying a valid saltwater licence with a salmon stamp. Those chinook can be wild or hatchery fish, although there is a restriction stating that wild fish must be between 45 and 67cm, while the hatchery Chi-nook salmon can be any size over 45 cm. This restriction is in place this year from March 1st to June 12th, and applies to Sooke waters East of Shering-ham Light House. Possession limit on chinook salmon is four per person. This means that visitors to our area may travel home with double the daily limit of salmon in their possession. Regulation for hali-but is currently one hal-ibut per person per day with a possession limit of two, one of which may be over 90 cm with the head on. Maximum size limit on halibut is currently 133 cm. DFO warns that fish must be cleaned in a manner that the spe-cies, number and size can be readily deter-mined. Easiest way to do this is to leave the skin, pectoral fin and a sec-tion of the tail on each whole fillet until you get the fish home for fur-ther processing. Please check the DFO regulations on line or at your favourite tackle store before heading out. Knowing the regu-lations and following them will make your time out on the water far more enjoyable and stress-free.Good Fishing,Ron Neitsch, 2 Reel Fishing AdventuresSooke B.C.32 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROROctavian Lacatusu PhotoSkating like a bawssLocal skateboarder/Jedi Brannen Doe showing off his skateboarding moves at the Sooke Skate Park. Brannen was among a dozen other youth who were also working on their latest tricks and enjoying their Spring Break last Saturday afternoon.Fishing AdventuresRon Neitsch PhotoPhoto of Blake visiting from Alberta shows off the spoils of his first salmon/halibut experience in Sooke.32 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORTo win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace.1.855.678.7833 @localworkbc/localwork-bcRegistration for kids 5-18 years of age wanting to play and be part of Sooke Minor Fastballs rich heritage can register their children for the upcoming ball seasonWhen: Mar 25, Wednesday 6-8pmWhere: Seaparc lobbyVisit www.sookefastball.comfor forms and detailsSOOKE MINOR FASTBALL REGISTRATIONWho? Kids 5-8. in Learn To Play. Nationally recognized development of tness and skills for boys, girls and parents.Ages 9-18 in organized league play with all recognized Softball BC parks in Southern Vancouver IslandHow: Visit our website www.sookefastball.com to learn about our organization and download instructions/ documents from our FORMS tab and bring them along with cheques to the above registration dates.yers. coupons. deals. savings tips.No purchase necessary. Contest open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, 18 years of age or older. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Five (5) prizes are available to be won, each consisting of a check for $100. Approximate value of each prize is $100 CDN. The selected entrant must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question to be declared a winner. Contest opens Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:01 AM ET and ends on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET. 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Expect a few obstacles, but remember theres noth-ing you cannot tackle, especially when you get some help.GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21A situation arises at work that evokes strong emotions among your coworkers. Stay neutral on the issue until you have had enough time to gather more informa-tion.CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22A recently started relationship is going great, Cancer. Now might be a great time to take the next step with your special someone. Expect this person to share your feelings.LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23A rush of adrenaline this week will help you sail through any proj-ects that need comple-tion, Leo. Take a break every now and then so you dont burn out.VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22Virgo, you and a superior at work are seeing eye-to-eye this week. This could mark the beginnings of a great partnership, so continue to work hard.LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23Libra, you will sort out a complex prob-lem in due time. Dont let any initial struggles to find a solution keep you down. Continue to focus on the bigger pic-ture.SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22Scorpio, use this week to address an unresolved issue. Tackle every project thrown your way head-on and with vigor. Oth-ers will notice your efforts.SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21Sagittarius, try not to over-think things this week. Sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is the best solution. Keep this in mind at the office.CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20Capricorn, a distrac-tion this week proves so fascinating that you neglect other responsi-bilities. While you may like a challenge, dont let it consume your life. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18You yearn for pri-vacy this week, Aquar-ius. Make the most of any opportunity to seek out a quiet corner and spend some time deep in reflection and thought.PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20Chores are com-pletely unappealing this week, Pisces. But they must get done one way or another. 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